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“Small but worth the wait!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Modern Pastry Shop

Modern Pastry Shop
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322 (North End)
617-523-3783
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Ranked #10 of 2,846 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: North End
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Small but worth the wait!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Line to get into very small and compact bakery, but cookies and cakes were worth the wait. Neopolitans were particularly delicious and brought back childhood trips to Italian bakery with my Father!

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Chatham, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Cannoli? Fuggedaboutit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Simply the best Italian sweet treats. Ungodly lines on summer evenings - so consider buying your desserts here before grabbing dinner in any of the dozens of nearby Italian restaurants.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Tasty Treats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

After having a great dinner at one of the Italian restaurants in the North End, make sure you pick up some dessert at Modern Pastry. You know it will be good, if you have to wait in line to get into the shop!

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Fort Collins, CO
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Cannoli tour-2nd place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

My wife and I love desserts and heard of the cannoli rivalry between Modern and Mike's. We sampled both, plus a third (Cafe Paradiso, which is right next door to Modern) and we found we loved Cafe Paradiso the best. With that said, Modern came in a close second. The ricotta filling is just the right sweetness, and the cannoli shell has a great crunch. Delicious option for a light dessert any time of day. Definitely worth going to. Only accept cash.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Norfolk, Virginia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“As Good or Better Than Mikes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

After doing a side by side comparison of Modern with Mike's, I would choose Modern. Their cannoli's are made when you order them, have slightly better texture and flavor. Most importantly, there is no wait. Mike's has more flavor varieties, but you really don't need 30 different flavors, just get the better basic variety at Modern.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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